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Description

A medieval history lecturer named Wil Mason has been transported to the fantasy world of Middlemere, which is ruled by four rival brothers. Wil's aim is to find the secret to how he was transported here and discover a way back.

Obitus is a role-playing game with action elements. It utilizes a first-person view for exploration, similarly to Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. One of the more remarkable features is in the first-person mode: rather than having just 4 directs to face and flicking between them, there are 8 directions and the view scrolls smoothly as you turn. This smooth scrolling continues when you move forward, giving the game more of a 3D feel.

The action elements consist of horizontal scrolling areas where you fight enemies with your bow while avoiding their attacks. Later you encounter a similar type of gameplay that involves exploring castles and adds 4 directional movement.

Screenshots

Obitus DOS The starting location (EGA)
Obitus DOS Watch out for that guy with the catapult (VGA)
Obitus DOS Defeated an enemy (EGA)
Obitus DOS Lost in the woods (EGA)

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Amiga Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Datormagazin Amiga Feb 14, 1991 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1991 830 out of 1000 83
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Play Time DOS Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 50 out of 100 50
Game Players SNES Mar, 1994 36 out of 100 36

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Trivia

The SNES version was named as one of the worst ten games of 1994 by VideoGames Magazine (March 1995).
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